Ribfest preview: Concert lineup, schedule, ribbers and the volunteers who make it all happen
Ribfest 2015 begins Friday at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, with a concert lineup including Bret Michaels, Three Dog Night, Kip Moore, Chace Rice, America, the Georgia Satellites and more.
And you know who makes it all happen? Volunteers.
Volunteering for Ribfest might be the most coveted unpaid assignment of any music festival in Tampa Bay. Sign up for one of 500-plus volunteer shifts, and you get a parking pass, T-shirt, meal voucher, two drink tickets and, if you feel like arriving early or sticking around late, free admission to the music. No wonder more than 1,000 volunteers jumped at the chance to sling tickets, beer, corn, Pepsi or just do whatever needs doing.
"People plan their vacations around it," said Dorothy Tadder, secretary of the Northeast Exchange Club, which runs Ribfest.
For our full Ribfest 2015 preview, including a lineup and set times, click here.